to becoming a Calgary doula began with the birth of her daughter, Ivy. Her labour and delivery experience and the first few weeks of motherhood opened up her eyes to how valuable it is for expecting families to have a strong, caring support team to help prepare for childbirth, and a new baby, both physically and emotionally. A doula can be incredibly helpful for a growing family, to provide important information and advice, and to help them with unexpected bumps or worries along the way.
Jenn is a Certified Birth Doula with DONA International, a Certified Child Birth Educator with Lamaze International, and a Certified Lactation Educator. She offers private prenatal education, breastfeeding classes for before baby arrives and in-home breastfeeding support and education after baby is here.
Jenn is an active member of our local Calgary doula community. She is the current President of the Calgary Doula Association and previously held the role of Alberta Ambassador for her certifying organization, DONA International.
When she is not attending a birth, or working with new or expecting parents, she loves to spend time with her family and friends. Jenn is a very proud mom and stepmom to 5 beautiful children. She and her family enjoy traveling, being outside with their Great Dane Olive and learning new recipes in the kitchen - even when they don't turn out!
She is deeply passionate about supporting individuals and their families throughout pregnancy, birth and beyond, and has found her true calling in becoming a doula, childbirth educator and lactation educator.